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Any One Got Any News On What Happened To This Shipping Company Thay Used To Trade To Hull For A Long Time Then Just Went Off The Map The Ships Thay Had Where Very Good Looking Ships And Well Looked After Used To Bring Grain From The States Please Post Photos If You Have Any Sam2182sw2
 

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Sam I was in this ship of Tatems sometime about 1952 we were tramping all around the place , Sadly the trip after I left her she foundered in the far east somewhere, there was no loss of life though, there is a pic going the rounds somewhere If I come across it I will post it , the Captain was GG Price
 

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I belive the company ceased shipping in the late 60's,but continued in other things,I have some ties with the family,as they bought our lifeboat in 1988 which is a tyne class, and she was called the George gibson,we take the family out on the boat a couple of times a year.George Gibsons grandson bill is now our station president,George gibsons son David still lives in the family house at Exning.
 

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Nearly all of tatems ships were named after villages in northdevon,ie Appledore Bideford,monkleigh etc,as the tatems were born in appledore along with the Reardon smiths
 

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The Fleet as follows.
APPLEDORE X2,ASHLEIGHX2,BAMPTON,BIDEFORD,BRAUNTON,BRENDON,BUCKLEIGHX2,CHORLEY,CHULMLEIGHX5,CLOUTSHAM,CUTCOMBE,DULVERTON,DUNSTER,EGGSFORDX2,EVERLEIGH,EXFORDX2,EXNING,FILLEIGHX2,GLANLEY,GOODLEIGHX2,HADLEIGH,IDDESLEIGHX2,LADY GLANLEY,LADY LEWISX2,LANDWADE,LORD GLANLEY,MOLTON,MONKLEIGH,MONKTON,NORTHAM,NORTHLEIGH,NOTTON,PAIGNTON,PILTON,QUANTOCK,SHANDONX2,SIR W T LEWIS,SOMERTON,SOUTHPORT,TORRIDGEX2,TORRINGTON,UMBERLEIGH,WELLINGTON,WESTWARD'HO,WINKLEIGHX2,WOODA.
 

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Hi sandman did not know thay had so meany ships i though thay where a small company must have had a good trade well with that fleet thay would be tramps. sam
 

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Appledore

Hi...I was sent by the pool to North Sheilds about a job on the Appledore,
she was lying next to the ferry terminal,I took one look and stayed on the
ferry for the return trip,whats puzzling me is I was told she was owned
by a London Greek Company........charter?????
 

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Tatem's had a subsidiary known as Maritime Shipping & Trading Company. In 1942 this company was acquired by 'London Greeks' Michalinos & Co Ltd along with its one ship, the "Appledore". Michalinos kept the company name and also adopted the 'dore' suffix for its fleet. The "Appledore" referred to by Wakaman was built for them in 1953 by William Gray and was sold in 1964 becoming the "Persian Roxana". I will post a photo of her under Tramp Steamers.
 

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hi dave looking back on that i do remember the Appledore SHE WAS TOWED TO hull some years ago it must have been about the time she was sold she laid in the repair berth in ALEX dock. i do some ship reporting for the local news paper in HULL and at the time she was in HULL UNITED TOWING CO sold one of there tugs it was the ENGLISHMAN and changed her name to the CINTRA and it has just brougth it back to me the local press took a photo of her and she was laid along side the APPLEDORE i have that photo and will put it on the log sam
 

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There is a good account of life on Tatem ships in the book"Upon their lawful occasions". By Vernon G. Upton.pub.Matador.2004.Although not a Tatem history it gives a good insight into tramp life in the 30s and 40s and the war at sea.Highly r
ecommended for those interested in such matters.Pierhead Jumper.
 

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In a small book about the Sunderland fire brigade it states that the Tatems "Landwade" was involved in a fire whilst at Greenwells dry dock, with the midships accommodation and bridge affected, the date was Sat 15th April 1967 ,they was 4 fatalities the Captain and his wife and the 3rd Mate and wife. It also said that the ship was due to sail on Monday 17th April and it would have been the Captains last trip before retirement.
 
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